Cat no. 118435

About Anglia: Game Fair at Burghley House

Running time12:30 Black & White Sound 1963 Cambridgeshire

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Anglia Television report by Dick Joice on the 1963 Game Fair held at Burghley House in Cambridgeshire.

Genre:

Television

Dick Joice reports for Anglia Television from the 1963 Country Landowners Association Game Fair, held at Burghley House near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Opening his report in front of the grand 16th-century country house, Joice interviews the secretary of the Country Landowners Association who discusses the highlights of the Game Fair, including gun dog trials, fishing demonstrations and exhibitions of antique weapons and sporting dogs. The gun dog trials are shown, as are exhibitions of specially adapted hunting vehicles (from horse-drawn game carts to vintage hunt cars), and the presentation of long-service awards to over forty gamekeepers.

Joice also meets recent Cambridge graduate Princess Elizabeth of Toro, who is at the fair representing her country of Uganda, recently granted independence from the United Kingdom. The Princess discusses her father's kingdom (a province in the north-west of the country) and her role in promoting the game life of Uganda. The Princess is also shown meeting Prince Henry and Princess Alice, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Following the Duke and Duchess, who discuss the problem of rats with a CLA official, the report returns to the association secretary, who covers a number of other highlights of the fair, including falconry, archery, gun and fishing rod displays, and clay shooting - all of which are shown. The report concludes with Dick Joice signing off from the picturesque gardens of Burghley House.

Background Information:

Princess Elizabeth of Toro was educated at Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset (where she was the only black child in her class) and subsequently attended Girton College, Cambridge graduating in 1962 with a degree in law. In 1965, she became the first East African woman to be admitted to the English bar. She has since worked in fields as diverse as fashion, politics, charity and international diplomacy. In 1974, she served very briefly as Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs under Idi Amin, spent two years as Ugandan ambassador to the United States (1986-88), and - following spells as ambassador to Germany and the Vatican - is currently Uganda's High Commissioner to Nigeria.

Featured People:

Dick Joice; Princess Elizabeth of Toro; Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

Featured Organisations:

Country Landowners Association; Country Land and Business Association

Featured Buildings:

Burghley House, Cambridgeshire

Anglia Television

Dick Joice

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